Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew: Thoughtful Banners

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  Today we are highlighting a sentiment stamp set, Thoughtful Banners. This set coordinates with the Duet Banner & Classic Label punches.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Mickey Roberts's blog -- I love her attention to detail!

I decided to pair up this sentiment set with retiring stamp set, Always an Adventure, and coordinating Outdoor Adventure Framelits.

Using a Z-fold allows staggering the fun images and die-cuts of the Always an Adventure bundle.  Start with 4 x 12" card base, scored at 4 & 8", and cut diagonally with 2-1/2" height on one end and 4" on the other end.

Tip: To get some orange on the campfire, watercolor Pumpkin Pie ink onto So Saffron card stock, let dry, then stamp image onto colored card stock.

Stamps: Always an Adventure, Thoughtful Banners; Paper: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Emerald Envy, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Whisper White, A Little Foxy DSP; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Dapper Denim, Soft Suede, Early Espresso; Accessories: Aquapainter, Outdoor Adventure Framelits, Big Shot.

And I thought I would create a card focusing strictly on the stamp set images.

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Black Baker's Twine, Dimensionals.

One more little notecard featuring upcoming new In Colors.

Stamps: Thoughtful Banners; Paper: Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer; Ink: Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Duet Banner Punch.

Up next is the fabulous Charlet Mallett.  Let's check out what fun projects she has put together with this week's set. 


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Nikki Spencer said...

Love the variety in your samples Heidi. Your bear in the woods is super cute! Love the inspiration! xx

Kelly Kent said...

So clever Heidi! The piano is my favourite! Kelly x

Mickey Roberts said...

Great cards, Heidi! Love the mountains z-fold card.

Yapha Mason said...

These are great cards, Heidi! The first one is super cute and the piano is so clever!!

Dawn Tidd said...

What fun ideas for this stamp set, Heidi! Love the outdoor adventure z-fold card!! Cute for the boys in my life. :)

Betty said...

Wonderful trio! I always love your scene cards!

Charlet Mallett said...

Really nice set of samples showcasing this set. I am loving the piano card.